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here tomorrow and this year, the poet is richard blanco, born in spain to cuban exiles to emigrated to this country, the first latino and first openly gay poet. today, we spoke to him about his connection to president obama and here's part of what he had to say, in his own word tos. >> the connection to the inaugu theme of future to me symbolizes the salt of the earth that was my family. you know that their hard work that we are all in this together, that it takes -- it takes a village kind of feeling. and so, the thing i identified by a lot. part of the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child sort of having to negotiate some very important cultural questions as well as i have had as a cuban-american and that whole question of where do i belong? you know, what's home? the sense of the support of the family and you that idea that our parents always wanted us, my brother and i, to always do better than them. i will never forget that speech at the con investigation are we are one america and that made me feel so much like i was one of those one. and even
? >> richard blanco is the poet. the search for unified national identity. it's interesting a young, cuban american is going to say who we are and where we are going. in the words of his poem, let nut thag happened here be forgotten by us. >> richard also an engineer. >> yep. >> you should know more about the $8 billion bank settlement. i did a series of round tables in ohio this week, talked to a lot of people who wrongfully have been foreclosed on. there's thought the $8 billion fees the banks are paying could be deductible against their federal taxes as were the dollars bp paid for the clean up. it's something congress needs to stop if it comes to that. at the same time, the largest six banks and the power they have, we need to break up the banks. >> i agree. congresswoman? >> you should know in 2005, i pulled together several members in congress to form a caucus. we realize the economic policies and foreign policies of the bush administration would lead to a spike in poverty. unfortunately, now 50 million people are living in poverty. 16 million are children. we passed a bipartisan res
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